THE DUNEDIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
(PBB PBBB3 ASSOCIATION .
Duniwh, Jaljr 19 --> At the annual meeting of the Chamber ' of Oommeroe the retiriag President, Mtf ■ John Roberts, In his address, s»ld he re* that the grain producers had not accepted the advice he gave at (he last quarterly meeting, to take advantage of J the good prices then our'en'. He thought that serloue loss had been bus ained b> not czolndlng others' from the Sydney markets^ He expreased a hope that considerable benefit would be derived from the com« metoial congress to be b.eld. Referring to the Exhibition, ho said the support it bad received would reiult m an exposition 1 of nutters colonial on a scale never before attempted m New Zealand. Subti ~a movement mast of neoesaity hare ft marked iLflaenco for good, especially so In view of the Hues on which It has been started* He referred to the progress of the colony ' and land eettlemsnt, the frozen meat trade, and the development of gold* minlnp, as shown In the discoveries at Nenthom and the Improved ream from tbe Shotover dlstrlot. He expressed tbt hops that ere long Government would ■■? see its way to aboliah the property tax. as be was oertain it was a constant and permanent ooareorow to outside investor!* Mr M. Rltohle was appointed President « for the next year. - y i
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